Mythology & Beliefs: Polyphemus
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Polyphemus was a Cyclops; devoured six of Odysseus's men; blinded by
Polyphemus in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
1. The celebrated Cyclops in the island of Thrinacia, was a
son of Poseidon, and the nymph Thoosa. For an account of him
see the article CYCLOPES. 2. A son of Elatus or Poseidon and
Hippea, was one of the Lapithae at Larissa in Thessaly. He was
married to Laonome, a sister of Heracles, with whom he was
connected by friendship. He was also one of the Argonauts,
butt being left behind by them in Mysia, he founded Cios, and
fell against the Chalybes. (Hom. Il. 1.264; Schol. ad Apolton.
Rkod. 1.40, 1241, 4.1470; V. Fl. 1.457; Apllod. 1.9. §§ 16,
19.) - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and
mythology, William Smith, Ed.
Polyphemus in Wikipedia
Polyphemus (Greek: Πολύφημος, Polyphēmos) is the gigantic one-
eyed son of Poseidon and Thoosa in Greek mythology, one of the
Cyclopes. His name means "very famous". Polyphemus plays a
pivotal role in Homer's Odyssey...
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